Re: 2nd Working Group Last Call: draft-ietf-httpbis-encryption-encoding-03.txt

"Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> Wed, 19 October 2016 15:38 UTC

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In message <18d7f584-a303-f218-24ec-abf0c341f436@gmx.de>de>, Julian Reschke writes
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>> All this stuff can be done with existing HTTP mechanisms, by defining
>> a new C-E which carries its own metadata in the body, like all other
>> C-E's, and the enourmous advantage of that is that it is backwards
>> compatible.
>
>But how would you handle the case describes above -- where the metadata 
>(content type, encryption material) is served from a server different 
>from the one having the (encrypted) payload?

I would put it into the inline metadata of the new C-E I defined.


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